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A study of the law of herbal administration in treating lung-distension by TCM physicians through history using cluster analysis.
J Tradit Chin Med. 2011 Dec; 31(4):303-7.JT

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To review the herbal drugs used most often for treating lung-distension by determining those used by physicians throughout history; to study their property, taste, and channel tropism; and to explore their compatibility.

METHODS

Historical prescriptions for treating lung-distension were collected and sorted. Property, taste and channel tropism were determined, and the law of herbal administration was determined by cluster analysis.

RESULTS

One hundred and ninety five prescriptions were found, involving 166 herbal drugs, with a total appearance frequency of 1296 drugs. The herbs involved 8 properties (total appearance frequency, 1296), 7 forms of taste (total appearance frequency, 1991) and involved all 12 regular channels (total appearance frequency, 3382). Sixteen herbal drugs were used most often and formed 4 cluster prescriptions: C1: Xing Ren (Semen Armeniacae Amarum), Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae), and Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae); C2: Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi), Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae), and Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens); C3: Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae), Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae), and Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum); and C4: Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae), Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi), Fu Ling (Poria), Sang Bai Pi (Cortex Mori), Xi Xin (Herba Asari), Gan Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis), and Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Alba).

CONCLUSION

In treating lung-distension, phlegm retention has been traditionally considered the underlying pathology, emphasizing regulation of the lung and spleen as key and stressing patient nourishment and mental improvement. Prescriptions for lung-distension should be made with reference to the property, taste, channel tropism, and effectiveness of the chosen herbal drugs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital affiliated with Xinjiang Medical University & National Clinical Research Base of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Urumqi, 830000, Xinjiang, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22462235

Citation

Gao, Zhen, et al. "A Study of the Law of Herbal Administration in Treating Lung-distension By TCM Physicians Through History Using Cluster Analysis." Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan, vol. 31, no. 4, 2011, pp. 303-7.
Gao Z, Li FS, Upur H. A study of the law of herbal administration in treating lung-distension by TCM physicians through history using cluster analysis. J Tradit Chin Med. 2011;31(4):303-7.
Gao, Z., Li, F. S., & Upur, H. (2011). A study of the law of herbal administration in treating lung-distension by TCM physicians through history using cluster analysis. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan, 31(4), 303-7.
Gao Z, Li FS, Upur H. A Study of the Law of Herbal Administration in Treating Lung-distension By TCM Physicians Through History Using Cluster Analysis. J Tradit Chin Med. 2011;31(4):303-7. PubMed PMID: 22462235.
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